Renal transplantationMarch 9, 2023 2023-03-09 11:50
Renal transplantation is a surgical procedure that replaces a diseased or damaged kidney with a healthy kidney from a donor. This treatment is commonly considered for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
Symptoms of ESRD
Causes of ESRD
Who should be treated
Patients with ESRD who are not responding well to other treatment options, such as dialysis, may be considered for renal transplantation. However, not all patients are good candidates for this procedure.A thorough evaluation is required to determine a patient’s eligibility for renal transplantation.
Dos and don'ts for acute kidney failure
Follow the treatment plan provided by your healthcare team, including your dialysis schedule, diet, and medication regimen.
How it is treated
Renal transplantation involves the surgical removal of the diseased or damaged kidney and replacement with a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor. After surgery, patients are closely monitored to ensure the transplanted kidney is functioning properly. Medications are prescribed to prevent rejection of the transplanted kidney, and follow-up visits with the healthcare team are essential for the long-term success of the transplantation.